December Presidents Letter

Sun, December 14, 2014 6:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

December Presidents Letter

Author:  Nancy McMonigal

At this special time of year we have the opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to the special people in our lives. I want to extend a warm holiday greeting to all of you and say THANK YOU for making my 2014 ATD president’s year spectacular. I’m grateful for all the support and contributions that you’ve provided to make our ATD San Diego year – a banner year! We are on track with our operating budget, we continue to grow our membership, and we’ve been able to provide a variety of programs and events. Please keep the ideas rolling in – we are planning 2015 to be as enriching as 2014! Your volunteer time to help make our offerings and programs happen is essential to our chapter’s health and helps us continue the legacy of ATD in San Diego.
As I write my last President’s letter for the year, I want to express my deepest respect and gratitude to the 2014 Board of Directors that work tirelessly to keep us moving along.
-    Grace Judson and Mary Jane Riccardi have completed their Board commitments. They have supported our chapter for years and have served on the board for multiple terms and positions. I am honored to have learned from them and hope to see them back in a different capacity in the future!
-    Liz Aitcheson has also completed her Board commitment. She has been the driving force behind our chapter meetings – we have greatly benefited from her talents.
-    Melanie Proshchenko, Carollyn Rock, Jacqueline Sirota and Dawn Schultz were all new to the board this year and have done a fantastic job of learning and diving in to make our chapter shine. They are all returning next year – so another big THANK YOU for your continued support.
For 2015, get involved with our ATD San Diego family for further professional development, networking, and talent development help. You will definitely experience the benefits of friendship, collaboration, and professional development – as I have.
 Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Nancy McMonigal
2014 Chapter President

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 10 – Five Hidden Obstacles to Hidden Performance
TIME: 11:00am-1:00pm at the Lafayette Hotel , 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, SD 92104

A primary goal for any trainer is helping employees deliver their best performance. Unfortunately, many employees and teams continue to fall short of their potential even after receiving extensive training and coaching. One of the first steps in any performance improvement endeavor is to identify the root causes of poor performance. New research reveals that some of these obstacles are hidden, unusual, or even counter intuitive. Join Jeff Toister for this entertaining and informative presentation to help you learn about and develop practical solutions to help employees improve performance.

Thursday December 11, 2014 – Human Performance Alliance Happy Hour
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Hyatt in La Jolla – Michael’s Lounge
Peer Support - Networking - Motivation - Commitment - Focus - Results
Join members and guests of San Diego leadership organizations for an informal evening of meaningful conversation, networking and masterminding. This event is for anyone with an interest in networking, workplace learning and improving human performance.

Thursday, January 8, 2014 – Human Performance Alliance Happy Hour
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location TBD – we have to move our location due to renovations at Michael’s Lounge.

Thursday, January 15, 2014 – Social Media – Social Learning! SAVE THE DATE
TIME: Morning workshop and afternoon Chapter Meeting
Jane Bozarth will be presenting a 3-hour, hands-on Clinic from 8:30am – 11:30am
We will practice setting up and working with a number of different tools that may include a blog, a shared document, a photo-based tool, Facebook, and Twitter. We will also be engaged in an activity with each type of tool, and identifying ways to use each to support workplace learning/extend formal training.

From 4:30-6:30 Jane will be our Keynote Speaker to kick off our 2015 Chapter Meeting with Social Learning!

Details to be on our website soon – SAVE THE DATE!

Resources and Community Events

Here are a few upcoming programs that we want to share:

-    We are looking for your program success stories and possible locations for an upcoming chapter meeting. If you weren’t able to nominate a program for the PEAK Awards, you can still share your success with us. Let us know if you have a program to share and/or you have a location for a chapter event. We want to spotlight our chapter members!

Don’t Get Caught Unaware and Unprepared for the changes in AB 1825 – all sexual harassment trainers will now be including prevention of “abusive conduct”. Join Civility Partners and Shorago Training Services for a review of their popular webinar program. To learn more and register:

- Coaches’ Café from the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance. Offering unique opportunities for members to connect, brainstorm, and support each other in a small group setting. They’re offering lively in-person and virtual coaching cafes on different topics, so there’s something for everyone! For more information:

-    As a local San Diego ATD member, you can attend any ATD LA and ATD Orange County event for the local member price! All 3 of the local ATD chapters are helping each other to reach across Southern California to share resources and provide various opportunities to learn!

-    Our chapter raises money each time you use our chapter ChIP code of CH8024 when you purchase from ATD National. Whether it’s a book, a class, or a conference - you are helping to support the San Diego chapter with the ChIP code of CH8024. National will send a percentage of your sale back to our chapter - last year we raised almost $1000 from ChIP code revenue. Thank you for your continued support!

Volunteer of the Month For October is Jacquie Uriell!
Jacquie Uriell has been an active member for the past few years. She began as a protégé in the Mentorship Program and with encouragement from her Mentor, Kathy Rippy, she dove in to help with Programs and Events. She loves event planning and logistics and was instrumental this year with planning for our Collaboration Events with SHRM and the sister HR organizations, as well as the behind the scenes event planning for the Mentorship Program. We are so grateful for her positive attitude and her “get it done” philosophy! Please help me thank and congratulate Jacquie as our Volunteer of the Month for October!

Advance Through Volunteering!
Advancing professional development is one of our chapter goals. A great way to drive your own development is through volunteering with the ATD chapter. Contact us to learn more about opportunities with out chapter. If you have been an active volunteer for 6+ months, at any time as a member, we are looking for a few more volunteer leaders for our 2015 Board of Directors. Contact me to learn more.

Need Help?
Advertise a job opening on our website and also market your services. The ASTD San Diego Resource Directory can help you find a consultant or vendor for your Training and Development project. Email me for information.

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